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7 Tips for Getting More Local Website Traffic

October 9, 2012 Sarah Tharp

Establishing a strong web presence is a challenge that every business owner faces. For small businesses in particular, generating local traffic is key. Local customers provide the support that small businesses need to keep going, which makes optimizing your website for local search engine rankings even more important.

Local Business Social Media Use: Roost Study

October 3, 2011 Wayne Hurlbert

CEO of social marketing platform builder for individual professionals, businesses, consultants and agencies, Roost, Alex Chang was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions about a recent study conducted by the company into small business success with social media. The study uncovered a few secrets that […]

Daily Deals: Groupon Down, LivingSocial Up, Facebook Out

August 29, 2011 Chris Crum

The daily deals space is getting quite interesting, and is one that local businesses ought to pay attention to.   For one, Facebook announced that it is shutting down its Deals service after four months. They are, however, keeping check-in deals, after changing the way Facebook Places works.  The company […]

Google is Getting Better for Local Businesses

April 26, 2011 Chris Crum

It would appear that things are looking better and better for local businesses, in terms of potential customers from Google. Google continues to make more and more moves that benefit local.  For one, Google recently unveiled Google Offers. While only in a handful of cities so far, this could be […]

Noteworthy Tech News for Small Businesses

April 21, 2011 Chris Crum

This week, there were several major items announced by big companies that could in turn have tremendous impacts for small businesses – at least for those that participate.  Stories range from search to local daily deals, and even a new productivity suite from Microsoft.  Microsoft/Nokia Deal Means More Potential Bing […]

Facebook Location Features Will Unlock More Potential for Businesses

May 10, 2010 Chris Crum

We’ve talked about multiple ways Facebook can help your business online, and that is not limited to online businesses, although selling through Facebook is becoming easier and easier thanks to application developers like Payvment. Facebook is getting ready to start offering location-sharing features. It’s not certain exactly when this will […]

Google Patent Has Implications for Small Businesses

May 3, 2010 Chris Crum

We’ve been discussing the importance of being listed in Google Places a lot lately, particularly since the company changed the name of its Local Business Center to Google Places and added some new features a couple weeks ago. How important is Google Places to your business? Comment here. There are […]

Get the Most Out of Your Google Places Listing

April 27, 2010 Chris Crum

About a week ago, Google announced that it had changed the name of the Google Local Business Center to Google Places. Along with that, however, they announced a good deal of new features that businesses should be aware of. If you are not, they include: service areas, advertising with tags, […]

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